Sunday, January 20, 2008

Unknown Uncle

Today, I attended the funeral of my great Aunt Margaret. She was 89 years old and the younger sister of my grandmother. At the funeral, the eulogy mentioned her siblings and it listed a brother that I didn't know existed. My parents and my father's sister were surprised by this as well. They had never heard of this long lost uncle. Apparently he died as a child. The eulogy listed him as John. However, the only surviving sibling, my great Aunt Lenore, said that he died before she was born and that she believed his name to be Eddie. So today I learned a little about some forgotten family history and I gained the desire to dig deeper into this and find out more. I'll update later if I get more info.

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